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Assistant Vice President for Staff Equity and Inclusion

Employer
Colorado College
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Vice President for Staff Equity and Inclusion

Position Type: Full Time
Department: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Summary Description:
Provide strategic vision, thoughtful and collaborative leadership, and guidance as a member of the college's diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism team, leading efforts to imbed the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism (DEIA) and belonging within the life of the college. As a senior strategic leader, advance efforts that build a diverse and welcoming workplace environment and culture, in addition to furthering antiracism, equity and belonging for all Colorado College staff. Collaborate as a member of a three-person leadership team to lead the design, delivery, and evaluation of DEIA staff programming. Regularly assess and revise college policies and procedures particularly as they relate to the equitable distribution of power and staff workplace satisfaction.

Anticipated Salary Range: See Pay Information below

Responsibilities:
  • Work and collaborate with the two Senior Associate Deans to:
    • Co-lead the implementation of the college’s diversity, equity inclusion, and antiracism (DEIA) strategies, including development and oversight of DEIA programming specific to staff employees.
    • Introduce the antiracism framework to the campus community and trustees, and develop understanding, accountability, structure, and opportunities for college community members to embrace and further the College’s antiracism commitment.
    • Assist the college in developing appropriate policies that reflect the realities of changing demographics.
    • Provide subject matter expertise and create solutions and ideas towards diversity interests.
    • Conduct analysis and presentation of diversity-related data.
    • Serve as a resource for the college’s Diversity and Equity Advisory Board (DEAB).


  • Co- facilitate/lead the Antiracism Commitment Committee with other members of the DEIA Leadership team.
  • Contribute to the campus bias response team in collaboration with the AVP of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator
  • Co-lead the development and implementation of DEIA education initiatives, act as a subject matter expert to internal and external partners on DEIA programming and educational offerings.
  • Assess policies, practices, and business operations with a DEIA lens that supports commitment to equity and diversity goals, diversity strategy for suppliers and vendors, accountabilities, metrics, and accomplishments.
  • Work with the Human Resources Department to improve DEIA related to talent acquisition and co-develop, implement, and assess recruitment and hiring strategies to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Partner with the Assistant Director, Talent Management/HR Technology and the Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Development and Dean’s office to support equitable and inclusive searches for faculty.
  • Provide consultation and feedback to Human Resources to use a DEIA lens on staff recruitment, onboarding, and retention strategies.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and others to offer DEIA professional development through Excel at CC among other mediums.
  • Convene and collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Development, Senior Associate Dean of Student Equity and Inclusion, AVP of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, and others as necessary.
  • Represent Colorado College at key events and serve as an active member of the college community.
  • Take an active leadership role in national dialogue about antiracist practice and praxis including writing, publishing, and presenting at conferences.
  • Actively support the college’s plan to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Additional Responsibilities:
  • Actively support the college’s plan to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience leading DEIA initiatives and programming designed to build cultural competence on issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, and religion. Experience utilizing institutional data to benchmark and promote accountability for the diversity mission.Skills
  • Evidence of outstanding verbal, written, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, awareness of and commitment to contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity, including the current research and pedagogical approaches that inform and address these issues.
  • Highly self-motivated, exceptional time and project management skills, high level of productivity, critical thinking, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and strong communication skills to present complex and emotionally charged material in understandable and usable ways.
  • Strong and effective presentation and diversity training skills with the ability to prepare, organize and present education programs to individuals and groups.
  • Strong skills in and working knowledge of problem-solving and mediation techniques.
  • Keen communication skills, cultural awareness and sensitivity to interact, collaborate, establish rapport and maintain productive working relationships with college leadership, departments, and all members of the college community.


Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of education programs and initiatives which address the needs of diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate to a wide audience the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work independently and to work effectively as leader or member in teams, on taskforces, and committees.
  • Ability to provide coaching and consultation to individuals and groups with respect to cultural challenges and conflicts.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion; inspire confidence, maintain credibility and positively represent DEIA leadership team. Ability to recommend appropriate interventions, make referrals and provide information regarding college policies and procedures.


Preferred Qualifications:
Doctoral degree, DEI and/or T&D certification(s), advanced training in diversity related fields. Experience developing and delivering DEIA training and experience in higher education a plus.

To apply, visit https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/5956

Open Until Filled: Yes
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Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time):

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

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